A copy of the 1980 John Lennon album Double Fantasy, autographed by Lennon for Mark David Chapman, the man who would kill him hours later, is now up for auction.
The auctioning house, Moments in Time, is selling the item on behalf of its owner, who purchased it in 2003. The cover of the LP bears, in addition to Lennon's signature, the forensically enhanced fingerprints of Chapman.
"We are very excited to bring such a historically significant piece to the market," said Bob Zafian of Moments in Time, who is also the agent for the seller. "I have never come across a piece with such provenance; police reports, fingerprint documentation, letters from the District Attorney, it goes on and on."
In 2003, the item came with a reserve price of $525,000.
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